Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

Colorado River Indian Reservation

This Reservation is located in Arizona and California, with most being in Arizona. It is located along the Colorado River. Thus, the name for this Reservation. Originally, the Chemehuevi and Mohavi Tribes, lived on this Colorado River Reservation, but years after it was established groups of Hopi and Navajo (they are really a mixture of Anishinabe, other eastern Indians, and Pueblo Indians) were allowed to settle down on this Reservation which is 100s of miles from the Hopi and Navajo Reservation.

This Reservation has been opened up to white settlement. Thus, the reason why non Indians outnumber the Indian population by a two to one margin. However, the Hispanic population conspiracy tells another story. When including the Hispanic and mixed blood population, the Indian population is near 6,000. The total population of the Colorado River Indian Reservation is 9,201. Indians make up 3,389 of the Reservations total population. There are no predominantly Indian towns on this Reservation. However, Parker and Poston are predominantly Hispanic and Indian, as well as mixed bloods. Blythe, California is located near or on the Reservations southwestern border. Blythe is predominantly Hispanic. It covers an area of 432 sq. mi., or 1,119 sq. km. Parker, Arizona is the Reservations capitol and largest settlement. It was on March 3, 1865 when the United States set aside the Colorado River Reservation for the Chem-e-huev-i and Mohavi peoples.

For some reason a group of Hopi and Navajo were living not too far from the Reservation in the mid (1945) 20th century. They likely became attracted to the Colorado River Reservation for some unknown reason, or were requested by the Chemehuevi and Mohavi, to move on to their Reservation. The whites had forcefully opened up their Reservation to white settlement and had done so in order to steal their Reservations abundant farmland which the whites are exploiting at the current time. Anyway, a population of Hopi and Navajo did eventually settle down to live on the Reservation. They had to adjust to the extremely hot desert climate conditions of the region. Knowing how the Anishinabe people (Chippewa's) are now (they detest hot weather), leads me to suspect that they were already long established in the desert of Arizona and California. In fact, they were still possibly living independant, or without a Reservation of their own in 1945. In Arizona, the Reservation covers 360 sq. mi. In California, the Reservation covers 72 sq. mi. Climate conditions in the region are semi-tropical. Long very hot summers, and short warm spring like winters.




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